South Island Pied Oystercatcher

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Subject: South Island Pied Oystercatcher
From: "Jan England " <>
Date: Mon, 19 Apr 2010 21:46:04 +1000
HI Everyone,

I was over on Moreton Island at the weekend taking part in surveys with Dez 
Wells thanks to  funding received from the Oil Spill Project.  There are always 
many pairs of Pied Oystercatchers all the way down the beach from the 
Lighthouse to Mirrapool.  However Dez noticed that one of a pair showed much 
more white on the wing than normal.  After much debate they finally flew 
enabling us to see the greater extent of white under the wing confirming it was 
indeed a South Island Pied Oystercatcher.  These birds are very reluctant to 
fly allowing vehicles to pass by them very closely before they even run.  They 
seem to have a lot of faith in the drivers of vehicles up and down the beach.  
Moreton is always a beautiful place to visit,


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